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Sunday Homily: Forgive and Forget to Heal

BestRevengeThe Best Revenge

Thought is energy. To create it, use your imagination. – Einstein

Now I’ve talked a lot about this concept and how we can use our thoughts to make positive changes in our day. To turn things around and endure the challenges life throws at us. How your thoughts really do create your day, week, year and lifetime is all up to you. So think positive thoughts and be mindful through out your day.

But what happens when the actions of others hurt your heart and drill into your mind? How often have you allowed the baggage of the past to impact your current events or situations with others that make you think of that person who caused you harm? Continue reading

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A Homily: How Do You Know You’re Healed

Empowered

Empowered Healing

The Road To Recovery

Yesterday a fellow Minister asked a question that got me thinking. “How do you personally know that you have transcended a challenging or stressful situation?”

I interpret the question of transcended to mean, when do you know you have overcome the situation where real deep healing can begin and take place? What’s the point where you can forgive, let go and move on to heal yourself from within?

I think it’s different for each person. We all go through Trials, Trauma and Grief in our own way. But the healing process or phases of healing are generally the same regardless of the challenge or situation. Whatever inspires us to move through those phases can be as varied as the number of people on the planet. Real healing isn’t a moment in time, it’s a process that can take years. but it does have an end point of sorts.

I wrote an article many years ago that goes into much greater detail about this process: Dealing With Trials & Grief: Trials, Trauma & Grief (on SpringsHaven.com) in case you’re interested.

Basically the phases can be summed up as:
Shock / Acknowledgement; Denial / Acceptance; Guilt / Depression / Anger; Forgiveness; Hope / Action and Letting Go

When you’ve lived through the struggle and found yourself out the other side, that’s when the real healing begins. How long we spend in each phase of the process is up to the individual. But it can also aide or slow down the overall healing if we rush through or dwell too long in one healing phase. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing – Two of Cups

Two of Cups

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Accept the gifts of spirit even if you don’t yet understand their purpose. The events in your life come to bring lessons of enlightenment, be they karmic or spiritual in nature. We may not always see what they bring to teach us, but when we accept their energy and make choices that break old negative patterns, we achieve a step forward toward our own spiritual wisdom and understanding.



Additional Insight:

We set the path that we walk in life. Either as a spiritual blue print, or through the choices we make in life. Our way forward or backward comes by our own hand. If you repeat your steps; consider looking at the situations you find yourself in from a higher spiritual perspective. What pattern are you repeating?

Take the situation into meditation and contemplate on the choices you’ve made in the past. Are they choices made out of anger or hurt? Are they decisions based on what someone else did to you in the past and you’re applying that same scenario to new situations with new players?

It’s time to set the old baggage down and leave it behind. You no longer need it and it’s only holding you back from moving forward freely. Forgive yourself for carrying it for so long. Allow your inner spirit to engulf you in compassionate loving light, soothing your spirit in green healing light. Then let it go and move on. Make an effort not to assume others will treat you the same way the foes of the past did. It’s not fair to the new actors in your life’s play and it’s not fair to you either.

© 2012 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Forgiveness Empowers The Self

Looking Back

Looking Back & Letting Go

Forgiveness is something you do for yourself, not for others. – Unknown

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You cannot change the past, but you can change the way you allow the past to affect your present and your future. ~ Springwolf

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Some times to change the present and improve the future, you must forgive the past and release the prisoner that has been held captive within. ~ Springwolf

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Forgiveness is a sign of strength and self-love. Hatred is a sign of weakness and fear. ~ Springwolf

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 © 2012 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Spring’s Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.